Hypersonic aerodynamic characteristics of flat delta and caret wing models at high incidence angles

Rao, DM (1970) Hypersonic aerodynamic characteristics of flat delta and caret wing models at high incidence angles. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 7 (12). pp. 1475-1476.

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    Abstract

    Recent proposals concerning the space shuttle vehicle have revived interest in the aerodynamics of efficient lifting re-entry configurations. The flat-bottom delta has been extensively studied as a promising shape for the wide range of flight conditions encountered by the shuttle. An experimental study by Opatowski has indicated that, in cruising flight, the caret wing has some advantage over the flat delta. There is, however, a lack of information on the force characteristics of caret wings under conditions appropriate to re-entry.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AIAA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerodynamic characteristics;Caret wings;Delta wings;Hypersonic flow;Space shuttles;Aerodynamic balance;Angle of attack;Drag; Lift;Wing loading
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3756

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